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Massive Fire Engulfs Dubai Marina Tower Torch Building VIDEO

A massive fire broke out around 2 am in Dubai in one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

Firefighters took almost 2 hours to get the fire under control, the fire is suspected to have started on the 50th floor which spread to about 15 floors due to high winds.(See Video Below)

No deaths have been reported only a few injuries mostly due to falling debris and smoke inhalation.

Authorties say the cause of the fire is still yet un known at this time. An on going investigation is underway.

The Marina Torch, also known as Dubai Torch or just The Torch, is a supertall residential skyscraper at the Dubai Marina, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower became the tallest residential building in the world in 2011, surpassing Q1, in Gold Coast, Australia. The tower reaches 336.1 metres (1,103 ft) in height with 79 floors above ground.

The original design by Dubai-based architects Khatib & Alami was 74 floors, with three basement levels and a four-story podium, and had a total planned built up area of 111,832 m² (1.2 million ft²).

It was to have 504 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms and four duplex apartment suites. The three basement floors and part of the podium were to hold car parking for 536 vehicles, while floors five and six were to contain a swimming pool, health club, gymnasium, cafeteria, aerobic rooms and sit-out cover seal terraces.

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YouTube Personality 'ShantiUniverse', Chief Editor & Columnist of From San Antonio Texas has lived in New York, England, and Las Vegas.